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8 July 2019

China: Tougher law on vaccine administration will go into effect in December 2019

Author: Xinhua Net (China)

“China Focus: China adopts tough law to ensure vaccine safety”, 29 June 2019...

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1 July 2019

UAE: 300 construction workers stranded, dependent on charity after bankrupt employer fails to pay wages or renew visas

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1 July 2019

UAE: Indian worker to be repatriated after new employer fails to pay wages despite court order

Author: Saman Haziq, Khaleej Times

"Indian minister responds to a desperate expat tweet," 29 June 2019...

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26 June 2019

UAE: Repatriated Indian workers stranded for 11 months allege abuses incl. delayed wages and physical abuse

10 migrant workers from Odisha, India are returning home after being stranded in Dubai for 11 months. The workers had travelled to Dubai as carpenters and painters on a construction site but found themselves stranded without the pay they had been...

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21 June 2019

UAE: Crew abandoned on Elite Way Marine Services ship for two years paid part of their owed salaries & return home

For 18 months, the 10-person crew of the Azraqmoiah had been stranded six nautical miles from the Ajman coast with little supplies, fuel, food, wages or means of communication after their initial eight month contract with the ship's owner, Elite Way...

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17 June 2019
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Author: Diego Junqueira, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“Em meio a ‘apagão médico’ indígena, 3 crianças morrem em 11 dias no Xingu”, 2 de junho de 2019...

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15 April 2019
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Author: Christopher Rowland, The Washington Post (USA)/Grupo de Trabalho Sobre Propriedade Intelectual (Brazil)

“Contribuinte paga pesquisas e farmacêuticas lucram com patentes concedidas pelo governo”, 1º de abril de 2019...

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12 April 2019
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Author: Urgente 24 (Argentina)

“Batalla legal contra las farmacéuticas por los opiáceos recuerda a la ofensiva antitabaco de los '90” – 10 de abril de 2019...

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31 March 2019

Zimbabwe: Govt. urged to enforce safety regulations in the wake of rise in mining-related occupation hazards

Author: Gibson Mhaka, Chronicle (Zimbabwe)

“Expedite investment in the occupational health and safety of miners” 2 April 2019...

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12 March 2019
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Author: Servindi

“Atienden a personas con metales pesados en Hualgayoc” – 12 de marzo de 2019...

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